Last post on Apr 12, 2013 at 4:39 AM
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Volvo XC90, Brakes, SUV
#6 of 15 Re: brakes & rotors replaced much too often! [volvomax]
Jul 25, 2009 (11:22 am)
Brake longevity is directly proportional to the frequency with which they are used.
I think you meant "inversely proportional."
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#7 of 15 Re: brakes & rotors replaced much too often! [tidester]
Jul 30, 2009 (4:05 pm)
I own a 2003 Volvo XC90 T6, purchased new in March, 2003. It has about 56,500 miles. As you may know, 2003 was the first year for the Volvo XC90.
I have my Volvo serviced regularly and have had minimal problems with it. There were a couple of recall repairs, which seems to be the norm for just about any new vehicle nowadays. I have had absolutely no brake-related problems. While my mileage is on the low side for a 6 1/2 year old vehicle, I would consider myself a "mildly aggressive" driver.
In short, no brake-related problems on my original vintage XC90.
#8 of 15 Acceptable Brake wear
Sep 21, 2009 (8:08 am)
The dealer replaced the fronts pads on our '04 T6 at 30K-ish. I just did pad/rotors all around at 60K. I don't think that is excessive, given the weight of the car.
Brake wear is dependant on driving style, weight, and type of driving. If you do a lot of stop/start/local driving with a heavy foot, you are going to have to do brakes more often than someone who does 100 miles on the highway each day.
Oct 29, 2009 (1:12 pm)
We have a 2009 xc90 that we bought just over a year ago. We are running into many problems already, but most recently our brakes are making a horrible sound. When we apply the brakes we hear a loud screeching sound, similar to when the emergency brake is left on and you're trying to back out of the garage. We've checked to make sure the e-brake is not on, it wasn't. We've taken it to the dealership and of course it didn't make the sound when we brought it in. It seems to happen when the car has been running for a while and is warmed up.
#10 of 15 Re: Brake Noise [jazmeena11]
Nov 20, 2009 (4:06 pm)
I am having the same issue with my 2009 XC90. It's at the shop right now getting new front brake pads. Something tells me that replacing brake pads isn't going to do a thing. I've got 18,000 miles now. How about you?
#11 of 15 19,000 mile - new brakes & front tires
Nov 23, 2009 (7:10 pm)
I live in DC - lots of stopping and starting. we have a 2007 XC90 that is leased - 2.5 years old. just got new brakes - $700 and two front tires, another $450. I'm really pissed!! Is it the care, my wife (primary driver) or dealership screwing me?
#12 of 15 18k needed new brakes
Mar 04, 2010 (5:54 pm)
I needed new brakes on my 2008 XC90 V8 at around 18k. I was less then happy. Especially because the car is a lease. The noise was the noise that jazmeena describes. Screaming brakes. I also have smell when it is moist out and my seat cracked (and I am under 150lbs so I am thinking that should not have happened). I have random lights that come on in the car. What is crazy though, I think I might get another one because they have the 5 yr maintenance deal right now.
#13 of 15 Re: 18k needed new brakes [jmmommy]
May 05, 2010 (7:21 am)
I am on my second set of brakes and rotors in 60k of driving. ugh!!
Wife drives the car on country roads in curvey hilly PA. I think it is a combo of the driving style and the higher braking power = faster wear.
#14 of 15 Re: 18k needed new brakes [jmmommy]
Sep 27, 2010 (3:47 pm)
We've got a 2009 XC90, and the problem has almost been constant. First they cleaned the brake dust. That worked for about a week. My wife has become so frustrated that we're considering "lemon law"ing this car... it sounds like it's only one brake that's making all this noise. Only at low speeds, like rolling up to a light etc...
Just got back from a trip and screamed, well had a very terse, discussion with the service manager this morning so we'll see...otherwise we love the car.
#15 of 15 Re: Brake Noise [jazmeena11]
Apr 12, 2013 (4:39 am)
I bought a 2009 XC90 new. Had brake squealing on and off after 28k then had to replace the front rotors and brake pads at 41k. Squeal on the brakes started again around 52k. Got progressively worst and had them cleaned a few times, which helped. Had to replace the front rotors and pads again at 62k. Noise is gone for now. Strange that the back brakes and rotors have been fine thru all this and still don't need to be replaced. We live in the hills of Connecticut with alot of braking and in the hills, which was a main reason why I bot the XC90. I saw a video on youtube of a XC90 squealing, which was exactly what I had and it was in the San Francisco area. It seems that steep hills + a heavy car wear these Volvo front rotors and brakes pads down quickly. Still love the car however and bought it off lease. Its like an annoying uncle that you have to deal with every few years at a wonderful family gathering.